5 New Coffee Table Books To Buy Now

Immerse yourself in the worlds of Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld and Nevada’s Burning Man festival with these beguiling page turners

As the night draws in and the temperature dips, curl up on the sofa with these striking reads

Annie Leibovitz at Work

By Anne Leibovitz

In her own words, Annie Leibovitz provides a glimpse behind the scenes of some of her most famous photographs, from early snaps for Rolling Stone to portraits of Her Majesty The Queen, a naked and pregnant Demi Moore to the last ever photograph taken of John Lennon, nude and curled around Yoko Ono. This updated version of the 2008 original features a new chapter on Leibovitz’s most recent work.

£39.95, www.phaidon.com

Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns

By Patrick Mauriès

When Karl Lagerfeld was named creative director of Chanel in 1983, he sought to shake up the system. Not only has he been a pioneering force for the label, but his creative process has known no bounds, a fact that is perhaps best illustrated in Chanel’s fashion campaigns – all of which are shot by Lagerfeld himself. This new book explores the images in detail, charting the changing face of the brand chronologically, from the designer’s first collection to the present day.

£55, www.thamesandhudson.com

Apollo VII-XVII

By Floris Heyne, Joel Meter, Simon Phillipson, and Delano Steenmeijer

July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing and in honour of the occasion NASA has delved into its photographic archives. Taken by the Apollo astronauts, the previously unpublished snaps have been digitalized, and are accompanied by little-known insider facts about the ground-breaking expedition. That’s one small step for man…

£45, www.teneues.com

Dust to Dawn

By Philip Volkers

As the official photographer of Nevada’s festival Burning Man, Philip Volkers has seen –and snapped – some peculiar sights. In his debut book Dust to Dawn, he reveals the best images from his 10-year portfolio, from the tradition of the lamplighters, a team of volunteers who light up the camp at night, to the wooden effigy from which the festival takes its name. See more photographs from Burning Man HERE.

£50, www.philipvolkers.com

Women of Singular Beauty

By Cathleen Naundorf

Haute couture photographer Cathleen Naundorf has snapped myriad sartorial heavyweights in her time, including the likes of Dior, Valentino and Elie Saab. For her latest book, Women of Singular Beauty, the photographer was given unprecedented access to the house of Chanel and its couture collections. The result is a striking book of ethereal snaps that depict the exquisite ensembles in dramatic settings. 

£90, www.rizzoliusa.com